“Preliminary results show the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, won a landslide victory at today’s local elections in Podgorica. This party won 32 seats in the 61-seat city assembly. Ranko Krivokapić’s Social Democratic Party, SDP, is somewhere at the threshold to win seats and the final outcome is expected soon.

The coalition made up of the Democrats and URA ranked second and got 17 seats, while the coalition consisting of the Democratic Front (DF) and Social People’s Party (SNP) got 8 seats in the city assembly.

Local elections in Podgorica were held today and 134,991 citizens had right to vote.” (CDM)


“On Thursday, the Montenegrin Minister of Foreign Affairs Srđan Darmanović attended the Council of Ministers of the Adriatic and Ionian initiative (AII) and the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) in Catania where Montenegro took over from Italy the one-year chairmanship of the Adriatic and Ionian initiative and EUSAIR.

The chairmanship officially begins on June 1st, 2018.

‘During the presentation’, reads the official presidential page of Montenegro, ‘Minister Darmanović said that the Montenegrin presidency will focus on further developing the ties between the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative and the European Union, as well as promoting European standards and values.'” (BalkanEU)